Home Renovation Projects for Your Tax Return
Forward-thinking Destin denizens have probably already completed their taxes for 2016 and may have even spent their return checks. But before you begin burning through that return like a kid in a candy store, consider where you could use that money that will benefit you the most. The answer to that for many in Destin will be to invest in their home.
To help you plan your tax refund investment, we’ve put together some of the best home improvement projects that you can do. From new floors and shutters to putting in new appliances, these projects will help you get the most out of your tax refund.
New Flooring For Spring
A dazzling new floor is one of the best things you can give your Destin home this spring. In addition to your annual spring cleaning, new flooring can totally change the look and feel of your house for the new season. Just imagine how a new tile floor or hardwood might look in some of the rooms in your home.
Getting new floors is a great tax refund project because it can increase the value of your home. It’s a fact that certain flooring like real hardwood and stone or tile can up a home’s resale value, while a beautiful new carpet or vinyl floor can decrease time spent on the market if you’re thinking of listing your home on the market any time in the future.
Spring Into New Window Coverings
As with new flooring, a new window treatment can transform your home’s style. But tax season is an even better time to consider new window treatments, as the weather changes more with each day and you begin to open your windows more often. A few of the best and most popular window treatments for the spring include plantation shutters and shades.
Some window treatments can even net you more money in your pocket during tax season. Polywood® plantation shutters are such an energy efficient window treatment that in addition to lowering your monthly heating and AC bills, they make you eligible for energy tax credits. If new window treatments are your present to your home with your tax refund, be sure to think about home value and energy efficiency as well as their looks.
Invest in Newer Appliances
Next to new window treatments like shutters or installing a new hardwood floor, what’s the next best home improvement you can make? For most Destin homeowners, that answer would be investing in new appliances. Like flooring and window treatments, new appliances can make an eye-catching fashion statement and modernize the look of your home.
Begin with the appliances in your kitchen. Your refrigerator, dishwasher, and stove are some of best appliances to start with when thinking about replacements, since they’re frequently the most-used and most visible. Ensure that any new appliance you install has a neutral look. For instance, stainless steel appliances look ultra-modern while remaining relatively neutral, so even if you refinish your countertops or repaint the walls, that stainless steel will complement the decor just as well.